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Jamie has lived in Iron River her entire life. She and her husband have been married for more than 38 years. Like a number of women, Jamie has a yearly mammogram. This past summer, however, her mammogram detected a spot. She followed up with her physician to schedule a second Read more…


The Superior Health Foundation is proud to announce that it will partner with the Caregiver Incentive Project (CIP) for the 2020 annual golf outing, scheduled for Friday, June 12, at the Marquette Golf Club. The event, which will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m., will again have a Read more…


The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its Indigent Care Fund. SHF will award more than $42,000 in Indigent Care funding at its spring grant celebration in mid April. Grants requests cannot exceed $5,000. Eligibility information and on-line application forms are available on the Indigent Care Grants Read more…


MARQUETTE – The Superior Health Foundation, a health-centered, grant-giving organization headquartered in Marquette, has updated and made minor changes to its existing grant policies. According to Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation, the most notable changes are with smaller grants. Effective immediately, mini-grants are now “Pilot Project Read more…


More than $107,000 in large grants and mini grants awarded to organizations all across the Upper Peninsula. The Superior Health Foundation awarded more than $107,000 in health-centered grant funding at its Spring Grants Celebration on Wednesday evening at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.  The Awards Celebration was sponsored by 44North.  The Read more…

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Several weeks ago, the Superior Health Foundation partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to provide funding to public schools in the U.P. to assure lunches are available. BCBS and SHF each committed $12,500 in funding to the project.
We're pleased to report that dozens of school districts across the region have been provided funding to help them through the Covid-19 Pandemic.
There are limited dollars still remaining in the fund. If interested in applying, simply visit superiorhealthfoundation.org and click on the Covid-19 Relief School Meal Funding Application.
The map below and accompanying info show the U.P. counties impacted by this funding. It goes without saying that SHF is tremendously grateful to BCBS of Michigan for engaging SHF on this incredible partnership to feed our children.
Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
As many of you know, the Superior Health Foundation launched the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund a week ago today to help health-centered, non-profits and organizations across the Upper Peninsula with immediate equipment, sanitary supplies and other other needs. We want to hear from you.
To date, we have funded a number of organizations across the U.P. and we want to do more. We're willing and able to talk, to listen, to help you during this unprecedented time.
To apply for funding, for up to $1,000, simply visit superiorhealthfoundation.org and click on the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund button on the home page.
We also encourage you to give a charitable, tax-deductible git to help support this fund. With your generosity, we can help many, many during this time of angst and uncertainty. You can direct your gift to the area of greatest need, to masks, to cleaning supplies and to office equipment.
Thank you for your tremendous support. If you have questions or needs, simply email shf@superiorhealthfoundation.org.
Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
Covid-19 Update on UP Connect/Rides For Wellness for Non-Emergent Medical Transportation in the U.P.
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At this time, public transit agencies across the Upper Peninsula and the MTC ConnectUP Rides To Wellness program are still operating as normal. We are still accepting trip requests and fulfilling them and will continue to do so as long as our transportation partners remain open and functioning.
As everything with the new reality we are living under the Covid-19 pandemic, this situation is fluid and can change on a daily basis. Unless transit agencies are forced to suspend operations, though, we intend to still be able to function and schedule trips.
We are seeing a lot of medical appointments cancelled, some by the medical providers and some by the riders who do not choose to venture out of their homes. We have worked with all of our providers to make sure that vehicles are properly cleaned and disinfected on a regular daily schedule, often several times per day.
We have temporarily suspended further build-out of our transportation provider network and have cut back significantly on bringing on new funding partners; however, due to the uncertainty of the current situation.
All of our MTC employees are currently working remotely from their homes.
We are hopeful that the immediate danger from the coronavirus will pass quickly and that we can resume full operations in the not-too-distant future.